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“Classy Italian” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Don Francesco

Don Francesco
850 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
604-685-7770
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Ranked #158 of 2,804 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $51 - $51
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Smithe
Transit: Bus stops on Burrard and Smithe Streets; Robson bus stop at Burrard; Skytrain - Burrard Station; Canada Line - City Center
Description: The enduring fine-dining restaurant in the heart of downtown Vancouver - the dining room to the stars - serving traditional Italian cuisine with a French twist and an extensive wild game menu.
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Classy Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

A place for a special occasion. Good wine, food, atmosphere and service. Rack of Lamb, Lobster risotto and Duck vignarrola were exceptional. Reserve a table early, especially during weekends.

  • Visited October 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Wanganui, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fast and classy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We were on our way to a show and needed sustenance! We spotted the restaurant and decided it looked great. We were wrong! It was about as far in excess of "great" as is possible! The service was a marvellous mixture of friendliness and professionalism and the food fantastic. Because we were pressed for time we had just one course each. Both were lobster pastas and were delivered very rapidly. Next time we're in Vancouver, we'll take the time to really savour this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manhattan Beach, California
Top Contributor
255 reviews 255 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
“Great Italian restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

It is right across from our hotel, so sure we had to try it. We were not disappointed. The meatballs, the sales, the veal dishes were all excellent. And it was nice to find a good 1/2 bottle of Barollo --- since we just wanted a glass or two. I recommend this place.

  • Visited October 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Poor value”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This place is stupidly over-priced. Little wonder they don't show the prices on their web-site. The food was good, but not fantastic. They were quite busy, and the service was just ok. When I made the reservation on line I mentioned that we would be celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary with them. I don't expect freebies, but some acknowledgement of the occasion would have been nice. None was forthcoming. This place is a rip-off, and is clearly resting on their old reputation as a great restaurant which friends told us it once was. Avoid.

Visited October 2014
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Langley City, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Finally a great cannelloni in Vancouver!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Our kids set us up for an anniversary dinner here. Service was efficient, not lacking or smothering. Food was great, very good wine selection. And very good pasta!

Visited October 2014
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